QBs Hansen, Lewis Attend Junior Day

Oklahoma State held its second Junior Day on Saturday and by our checks had roughly 30 prospects in attendance. To correct an earlier report, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen was at the event as the 6-3, 200-pound signal caller was one of two quarterbacks who made the trip to Stillwater.

Earlier, we had thought a make-up basketball game might have interfered with Hansen attending Saturday's event. Hansen has also been to OU for a Junior Day there.

Bishop McGuinness standout Jacob Lewis (6-2, 195) was also at OSU, and both of the quarterbacks spent a lot of time with new Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. Lewis had previously attended a Junior Day at Tulsa.

"They knew a lot about him (Jacob)," said Lewis' father, Jeff Lewis. "It was obvious that they had watched film and did their homework, and that made Jacob feel really good about it."

"I thought it was very welcoming and the coaches were really knowledgeable," added Jacob Lewis. "I thought Coach Yurcich was a great guy, and Justice and I got to spend a lot of time with him. He told us that this was his first week there, but he was sharp and seemed to know everything you could know about the offense, for sure."

Last season Lewis completed 141-of-253 passes for 2,437 yards with 28 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. He also ran for 1,483 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Hansen completed 185-of-318 passing for 36 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Hansen also ran for 773 yards and 14 touchdowns. Those two players were among the greatest touchdown producers in the state.

The Junior Day was dominated with Oklahoma prospects as more than two-thirds of the players in attendance were from Oklahoma. It was also dominated by skill positions as wide receivers like Cameron Batson of Oklahoma City Millwood, Westmoore's Lexus Lambeth, Carter Swanson of Ardmore, and Tulsa Union's tall target in 6-6 Jeffrey Mead.

Also traveling to Stillwater were a pair of Texans in Killeen speedster Devyn Williams and little speedster T.V. Williams out of McKinney High School.

There were also a bunch of defensive backs like Steven Parker of Jenks, who we featured on Saturday night with his outlook on the Junior Day. Parker is one of the best prospects in Oklahoma and surely one of Oklahoma State's top targets.

Along with Parker other defensive back attendees included Edmond Memorial's Ashton Antwine, Guthrie's Kai Callins, Norman North corner Adim Chukwurah, Jenks' Dylan Harding, Millwood's Alfonso McMillian, Bartlesville safety Slade Nordic, and Brenham, Texas standout Darrion Johnson.

Kingfisher athlete Landon Nault, who led Oklahoma Class 3A in rushing last season with 2,057 yards and 31 touchdowns, was also a participant.

Tight ends Chandler Miller of Bixby, who was just offered by Tulsa; Union tight end and basketball recruit Carson Meier, and Houston (Clear Lake), Texas offensive lineman Matthew Mucha were also there.

Another linemen there was Nacogdoches, Texas center and guard prospect Jacob Bragg. The 6-3, 300-pound Bragg will be at Texas's second Junior Day this coming weekend.

"I talk to my high school coaches and they talked about the schools that came by and the coaches that spent the most time looking into me and showing interest and that is really how I decided which Junior Days to attend," explained Bragg. "I had 10 Junior Day invitations. The other one that really showed interest a lot was UTSA (Texas-San Antonio) and they had one the same day as Oklahoma State."

Brag also gave a really accurate description of what goes on at the Junior Day.

"First, they took us into the area where the players eat their meals and that was as nice as it gets, a really nice lounge area," described Bragg of the OSU training table.

"Then we went on a tour of the facilities. They took us down to the training room, the weight room, and into the locker room and we saw all the bowl gifts and the equipment and the different uniforms.

"Then they took us up to the meeting rooms upstairs," said Bragg. "You went to the meeting room with your position coach and they showed us some game film and went over the positions and how they play there. Then we were back down in the main room (team meeting room) and we saw a highlight video down there and the coaches spoke to us some more, and that was pretty much it."

"It is definitely top notch, the best facilities in the country, at least among the best in the country," added Jacob Lewis of the tour.

Being an unofficial visit, schools are not allowed to serve any meals or snacks unless they charge for them. Of course, that could soon change like a lot of the recruiting rules. If it does, I guarantee there will be some pretty fancy meals or snacks, or both, served on Junior Day.

As of now we don't know of any other Junior Days scheduled at Oklahoma State but that could change. There will be an event during spring football, usually one in addition to the April 20 spring game.

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